U.N. Vote on Palestinian Statehood

The United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of Palestinian statehood. The resolution upgraded the Palestinians' status to a… read more

The United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of Palestinian statehood. The resolution upgraded the Palestinians' status to a “non-member observer state” and was approved by a more than two-thirds majority of the 193-member general assembly with a vote of 138-9, with 41 abstaining. U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said the vote places “further obstacles in the path of peace.” Israel and the United states were against the resolution because they said it conflicts with peace deal negotiations. 

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and others addressed the General Assembly. close

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Program ID:
309681-1
Category:
United Nations
Format:
United Nations
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Nov 29, 2012
Last Aired:
Nov 30, 2012

Airing Details

  • Nov 29, 2012 | 3:34pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 29, 2012 | 8:12pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 30, 2012 | 1:23am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 30, 2012 | 5:32am EST | C-SPAN 1

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